I need an answer to this question:
What affordable guitars do you recommend as all-rounders for beginners? Note, I said guitars because I am going to do what both of you said (try a few models at a local store).
I have seen some contradicting opinions
On the "Squire sucks/no it doesn't, some do" matter I've talked to my pops, who, although he never played guitar himself, he used to be some kind of a roadie for his friends' band, said you guys are thinking like this:
The Ferrari 380 GTS is one of the worse, if not THE worst Ferrari ever made. All the critics disliked it.
But, f**k yeah, it still rocks! After all, its a Ferrari!
The Fender "Squire" series is one of the worse, if not THE worst series Fender ever made. All the critics disliked it.
But, f**k yeah, it still rocks! After all, its a Fender!
Is he right?
He also told me not to go with cheaper guitars (like the Dean Evo XM), because even if they play well for a while, they get fucked up after a while.
Recommendations up to now:
The Squier starter pack;
Peavey amp (no specific model given);
Feel free to do rebuttals!
See ya, and thank you for your help.
EDIT: Are "Jack & Danny" guitars any good?